June 08, 2011 by dyertrust

On World Oceans Day, 8 June,people from all over the globe honour this incredible resource. The theme is Youth-The Next Wave for Change. The Dyer Island Conservation Trust took the opportunity to have an educational lesson on our Marine Big 5 with the Football Foundations Group from Masakhane School. This was the second lesson with this group, the first being a beach cleanup. It is important for our children to fall in love with nature, for what the ocean provides so that in turn they will wish to protect it and the animals that live in it. Biologist Nick Jones took the lesson and this was followed up with a quiz and a colouring in competition and of course some small prizes were on offer. The children were assisted byFootball Foundationsinternational volunteers Boris and Amy together with Lily Upton from Grootbos Foundation.Marine Dynamics volunteerswere also on handHannah, JoJanneke, Nick, Frank and Calvin. Some of our volunteers are also working with the eco schools group at Masakhane together with co-ordinator Gina Boysen.

(Thanks to DSB Tours for transport)

ImageBiologist Nick Jonesgiving lesson